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“Another Mt Vernon Sq break in-this time Shouk.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 30, 2016 at 9:55 am 11 Comments

655 K Street, NW

Eileen writes:

“Another Mt Vernon Sq break in-this time Shouk. Past month, similar incidents at Le Pain & Bicycle Space

Another reader writes:

“Robbery at Shouk on K Street, a lot stolen. We need to rally the community to support these guys–the owner is such a nice guy and does not deserve this.”


  • Bloomies

    This makes me so angry. Shouk is so so good and the staff incredibly nice. Good excuse to go eat there this week-end (not that I need one)!

  • Anonymous

    Businesses still need roll-down gates. I see so many nowadays with none and it seems like a big liability. You’re still in a city, even if the SES has on average ticked upward. Shady people still gonna be shady. Drunk bros still gonna bro out and wreck sh#t.

    • ET

      This. These roll downs have been around for decades in all cities, having them is no big deal.

      • textdoc

        Maybe, but in the more established neighborhoods, roll-down gates (and similar) don’t seem to be as necessary — one sees them more in the still-transitioning neighborhoods.

        • jaybird

          655 K St = still transitioning

          • textdoc


  • kapitolhill

    Such friendly staff here, and always willing to give advice on menu options. This is one of my favorite places in town. Stupid idiots doing this… I hope karma bites them in the butt.

  • anon

    This has been happening in Dupont as well. Hank’s Oyster Bar, Java House, Cairo Liquor, and another business have had their doors/windows smashed in the middle of the night.

  • Laura

    Never met the owner, but his food is healthy, delicious and reasonably priced. I love this place! I hope they can come back from this okay. I dream that Shouk eventually expands everywhere all over D.C.

  • Lion of LeDroit

    One of my fav spots in DC, and echo the graciousness of the owner and staff. I’d imagine that insurance covers (at least some of) this, but will do my best to eat even more at Shouk to ensure that it continues to prosper and thrive! “When they go low, we go high.”

    • K

      Insurance will definitely cover it. Unfortunately, they are going to have to come up with the deductible. New small business owners are usually cash poor as every penny gets redirected back into the business.


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